The certificate program in Foundations of Drama is composed of courses that rely on experiential-based learning, intended to develop the student’s ability in a combination of acting and technical theatre. Students are able to choose courses to create a main focus on acting, a main focus on technical theatre, or to balance the two sides of these theatre disciplines. Students who receive this certificate will have the confidence to put the skills learned into practice in real-life settings, be it with a theatre collective, or as a skillset to be utilized by elementary or secondary school teachers.

Foundations of Drama program graduates interested in continuing their theatre education at the University of Saskatchewan can use the courses taken as part of this certificate to ladder into a B.A. or B.F.A. program in Drama.

Students may receive only one of the Foundations of Drama certificate or the wîcêtowin Theatre certificate.

Major Average

The major average in the Certificate in Foundations of Drama includes the grades earned in:

  • All courses eligible to be used in the program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a Certificate in Foundations of Drama, students must complete at least half of the
following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of

  • Minimum credit units required in the program.

See Residency for additional details.

Requirements (15 credit units)

  • DRAM 118.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • DRAM 110.3
  • DRAM 113.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • DRAM 213.3
  • DRAM 218.3

Choose 6 credit units from the following:

  • DRAM 110.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • DRAM 113.3
  • DRAM 119.3
  • DRAM 210.3
  • DRAM 213.3
  • DRAM 218.3
  • DRAM 219.3
  • DRAM 220.3
  • DRAM 221.3
  • DRAM 231.3
  • DRAM 236.3

Note: At least one of the required courses for this program requires students to participate in a Greystone Theatre production. This participation will require students to attend practices, preparation sessions, and/ or performances outside of the regular class schedule.